Paul E. I. Pounds
Lecturer of Mechatronics (assist. prof. eqv.)
School of Info. Tech. and Electrical Engineering
University of Queensland
Aus Phone: 0416 238 326
Research and Publications
My research focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles. In the past I've worked on flight mechanics, stability and control, propulsion, avionics and embedded software for UAVs, and rotorcraft in particular. More recently, I have worked on the problem of UAVs interacting with objects while in flight, including grasping and recovering unstructured objects by a small robot helicopter.
See more details on my research here and a full list of publications here.
Research interests include:
Unmanned aerial vehicles, VTOLs and rotorcraft
Aerial robot-object interaction
Passive stability of dynamic systems
Innovative actuators and mechanisms
Bipedal locomotion, exoskeletons and human-robot interfaces
Education and Experience
Lecturer in mechatronics (2012-present) at University of Queensland
Post-doctoral associate (2009-2011) at Yale University
Electronics Hardware Research Engineer (2007-2009)at Locata Corporation
PhD Engineering (2003-2007) at Australian National University
B. Eng (mechatronics, first class honours) (1999-2002) at Australian National University
A selection of past and current projects. Build pages will be added as projects are finished.
Alternate contact: paul.pounds_at_gmail.com